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Mechanic overfilled oil, leaked out air box, anything to worry about?

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Well, I know it's a common problem, and I should have actually checked my oil level prior to riding it, but I actually had faith that the honda mechanic would know the proper procedure for putting oil in these bikes.

My bike is a brand new 02 model I just bought a week ago, I rode it maybe 5 miles the day I got it and parked it for a week. This weekend I took it out and put about 30 miles on it, and noticed the oil coming out the airbox, and immediately knew that the mechanic who put the fluids in the bike when I bought it overfilled it.

What should I do at this point? Did the problem fix itself and the all the excess oil came out the airbox...do I need to worry about the countershaft seal?

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Do you know how to check the oil level? If this is a 650R warm the bike up and check the level(immediately after shutdown). Loosen the frame drain plug and let some out until it reaches the proper level. Good luck.

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Do you know how to check the oil level? If this is a 650R warm the bike up and check the level(immediately after shutdown). Loosen the frame drain plug and let some out until it reaches the proper level. Good luck.

good point, forgot to mention I have an 2002 650R

Yes, I know how to check oil level. However, since it was my first ride I neglected to check it since the honda mechanic had just filled it when I bought it a week ago.

My question is more along the lines of, "Aside from soiling my filter with oil are there any other problems that could have been caused and if so how would I know?"

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If I were you I'd atleast call the dealer and ask them what they are going to do to keep your business? Perhaps a free 600 mile service?

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I'm w/ resslera on his comment. Furthermore, I'd make them look over the bike. I have faith that nothing is wrong. If the seals aren't leaking by now, you should be fine. Internal seals can have excess pressure on them too, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it. It's an xr after all.

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I would call the dealer and complain also. In my youth I worked at a Honda dealer when the 600r were new they drilled it into us (lot attendants) on how to check the oil and to show a new owner on the proper method. If the dealer ship is a good one then they should comp you something and check the bike for you as you wait and look on.

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